Church Of BonesCurrently Closed
- Address: Via Verziere, 2, 20122 Milano, Italy
- Timings: 07:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +39-0276023735
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids
The church was built here in 1145, along with a hospital and a cemetery. When the cemetery filled up with dead bodies, and there was nowhere else to put them, a small side chapel was constructed to house the bones. The church is nice enough, with a baroque paintings in its chapels. Check out the altars dedicated to Maria Magdalene and Saint Rosalia.,But no one really looks at them. The ossuary, dome painted with 17th century frescoes by Sebastiano Ricci, and otherwise completely covered in in bones and skulls, is all anyone wants to see. Fewer sights in the city are more deliciously morbid.
- Trams 15 and 23 stop P.za Fontana.
- Buses 54, N15, NM1, NM3 stop Via Larga.
- Trams 12, 23, 27; Buses 60, 73, 84, N27 stop L.go Augusto.
- Bus 94 stop Via F. Sforza Via Andreani.
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1.59% of people who visit Milan include Church Of Bones in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
39.36% of people start their Church Of Bones visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Church Of Bones
93.55% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Church Of Bones
Beware: the Chapel with the bones is only open until 12pm lunchtime and closed Sundays. But it's well worth the visit. Very fascinating and creepy. You won't spend much time here. Maybe 5 or 10min plus some extra if you visit the church itself. Enjoy.
Oh that’s really creepy place. Small cute church with the secret back side ossuary made of humans bones and skulls. Feels like a big paradox but pretty much reflects the history of the religion: walls of God’s temple made of human life’s taken. Very impressive. The ossuary opened only Mon - Sat 8am till 12pm
There is a small chapel on your right just when you enter the church, that's the one with the bones. It's magnificent yet terrifying seeing thousands and thousands of bones, that used to be people one time. I had to sit down and think about what life is. If you're in Milan, it's a must see.
Definitely worth visiting. It was the first site we visited in Milan and weren't disappointed. It took us some time to find it (turn right when you get into the church) but worth the confusion. Hard to explain what it's like, you need to see it to understand it.
Captivatingly creepy. Having read a little about this church, I was looking forward to this the most out of everything in our very busy holiday itinerary. It would be unlike anything I had witnessed before, and it didn't disappoint. The moment wasn't lost on me of what I was actually looking at, and I couldn't help but think of some the morbid scenes from the Hannibal TV series as I stood staring and walls adorned with human bones. Entry to the church is apparently free, however, we were asked by a gentleman seated at the door to donate €1.